The question of restoring the figure after the birth of a child rarely does not concern a woman. Most often, the pounds gained during pregnancy are a serious reason for the disorder. It is possible that a change in hormonal levels will cause repeated weight gain after the birth of a child. However, this phenomenon is temporary and after some time the weight is restored. The main thing is not to let yourself go, eat right and do at least some simple physical exercises.
A diet after childbirth in a rigid version with many restrictions in the choice of products is unacceptable: during the period of breastfeeding, the mother’s menu primarily affects the baby. Insufficient intake of basic nutrients and vitamins will negatively affect the health of the child and reduce his immunity. Therefore, experiments with various unbalanced diets, especially strict ones, are best done a couple of months after breastfeeding is canceled.
During the period of breastfeeding, you must especially carefully monitor your diet. It is best to eat more often – up to 6 times a day and in small portions. The diet after childbirth must necessarily contain dairy products in its menu. Milk or kefir will have to drink at least 0.5 liters per day. Be sure to eat vegetables and meat. On the recommendation of a doctor, it will be possible to take vitamins. But coffee will have to be abandoned. Various soups can help relieve constipation.
To avoid the development of allergies in a child, the diet after childbirth necessarily involves the rejection of citrus fruits, chocolate, honey, various canned foods and pickles. It is also better to give up sausages and not allow an oversupply of eggs on the menu.
You can try low-carb diets. Under such a popular name lies a variety of diets that allow you not only to lose weight once, but also keep the result obtained for a long time. At the same time, low-carb diets do not require the maximum reduction in calories consumed and avoiding most foods. Low-carbohydrate diets aim to reduce blood glucose, the excess of which is stored by the body in the form of adipose tissue. With a lack of glucose, the body safely restores its level, which is expressed in the processing of excess fat. At the same time, this effect is achieved not by severe fasting, but only by reducing the consumption of foods high in carbohydrates. The postpartum diet requires a balanced diet for the nursing mother. All these requirements can be combined by selecting the optimal menu. At the same time, it will be possible to reach a compromise between a set of all essential nutrients and a healthy diet for weight loss.
At the first stage of the diet, the maximum amount of carbohydrates consumed should not exceed 20 grams per day. More precisely, the amount of carbohydrates, taking into account breastfeeding, will be correctly adjusted by the pediatrician. There is no restriction on calorie intake, but you should only eat if you are hungry. Overeating is unacceptable. When choosing products and dishes, it should be borne in mind that a combination of products with a protein and fat content should exclude their combination with carbohydrates. This diet is followed for 14 days.
Low-carb diets allow you to consume unlimited amounts of meat, fish and poultry. You can include seafood and eggs in the diet. The use of various types of cheese is also permissible. However, you should carefully study the carbohydrate content of the selected type of cheese. The diet menu also includes various vegetable salads, mushrooms, olives. Be sure to include various vegetable dishes in the diet. Vegetable and animal oils are not prohibited, only their synthetic counterparts should be excluded. The main thing is that the carbohydrate content of all foods consumed per day does not exceed 20 grams per day. But although you can not completely give up fruits, you will have to greatly reduce their consumption. Bread, vegetables with a high starch content and sweets are excluded from the diet for the first 2 weeks.
The goal of the first 2 weeks of the diet is to develop a habit of eating a varied and healthier diet. After 2 weeks, the daily intake of carbohydrates increases, but the general diet must be maintained for the rest of your life.